let me quote my post from page one:
don´t you think it´s pretty pointless speculating about the quality of the results or the effectiveness of using more VS. less plugins?
the engineer who knows his stuff comes up with great results, and the wannabe will suck as always - independent of their habits of using more or less plugins.
Let me give you an example of a plugin chain for a vocal channel, that I consider not too crazy:
1. virtual tape machine
2. virtual console
3. optical compressor
4. FET compressor
all pre-fader slots taken! No slots left for an alternative EQ, no slots left for more special processing....
as I already said, I get along quite well with the slots available right now. But some more, better unlimited, slots for those special moments would not hurt.
the wish for more or unlimited inserts is legit!